Albon hoping to build on awesome Aussie P10

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Albon hoping to build on awesome Aussie P10

After opening Williams’ account for the season with a P10 in Australia, Alex Albon needs that to be the launching pad for extra success at Imola.

Pirelli applauded Albon for the best way that he made an excessive technique on their tyres repay on the Australian Grand Prix.

Beginning on the C2 arduous tyre, Albon ran that every one the best way to the penultimate lap, stopping to change to delicate tyres solely as a result of it’s obligatory to make at the very least one pit cease.

That mega stint allowed him to say a primary level for himself and Williams in 2022, Albon ending P10 having began P20 and final following his disqualification from qualifying for failing to offer an ample gas pattern.

Subsequent up is Imola, the place Albon needs to maintain that momentum rolling.

“We had an amazing race out in Melbourne and the staff did an unimaginable job with the technique, so hopefully we will use that momentum to maintain pushing this weekend,” he mentioned.

With Albon returning to Formulation 1 this season after a 12 months on the sidelines at Crimson Bull, it implies that Imola will probably be Albon’s first expertise of the dash qualifying format.

First launched in 2021, dash qualifying returns at Imola, that means the grid for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will probably be decided by a Saturday dash race, whereas conventional qualifying strikes ahead to Friday, setting the grid for the dash.

In contrast to final season, the P1 driver in conventional qualifying will now be categorised because the polesitter, moderately than the dash winner as was the case throughout the three trials in 2021.

Albon then is wanting ahead to his first dash qualifying expertise.

“It’s my first time competing within the dash occasion format, I’m wanting ahead to the marginally completely different method to the weekend and each the challenges and alternatives it’ll deliver,” he mentioned.

“Traditionally the staff have gone fairly nicely at Imola, so we’ll get our heads down and see what we will do.”

 

Albon’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi made Q2 at Imola final season. A repeat efficiency from the Canadian can be very nicely acquired after what has been a really poor begin to the 2022 marketing campaign.

 

 

“I’m tremendous excited to hit the observe in Imola,” he mentioned.

“It’s the primary dash occasion of the 12 months so I’m wanting ahead to that format and the alternatives it provides.

“It additionally gives an extra problem for the groups, which will probably be much more attention-grabbing while we’re nonetheless studying about these new vehicles.

“The Emilia Romagna observe is one which has tended to go well with our automotive in earlier years and it’s definitely one which I get pleasure from driving; an actual old skool circuit with a number of nice corners and curbs – I’m wanting ahead to it!”

 

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